Constance Rubini, chief curator of the Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne 2010 commissioned me to curate & design an exhibition about COMFORT. My interpretation of it was to decode the material aspect of comfort by showing the tools and devices which are its warrants. A series of very tangible objects making the visitor relate the abstract subject matter back to their very own life reality.

"Modernity is comfort. Yet, with every new accomplishment of comfort the prospects and expectations are increasing even further. Sustaining comfort of our modern lifestyle is becoming a provokingly complex scenario; keeping up with its ongoing development is creating fundamental challenges to all of us. One of the most striking phenomena related to comfort in the western world is the progressive dematerialization of our physical environment, even to the extend of defying the limitations imposed by gravity, geography and time. Comfort is the ablity to be here and there at the same time. Comfort is having access to information always and anywhere. Comfort is when difficult things are becoming easy. Comfort is the assurance of safety, and health. Comfort is being independant of constraints (whether they are physical and mental)."

Project assistance: Friederike Daumiller (KGID)
Exhibition texts: Eckhart Nickel
Producer: Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne 2010